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    Thumbs down GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Welcome to the new support thread for the GMA500 (Poulsbo) graphics card.

    This card should now be working out of the box with the gma500_gfx driver and minimal user intervention.

    The driver should work out of the box with a 3.3.4 or higher kernel.

    Documentation should be kept on the Ubuntu wiki:

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardwareSupp...eoCardsPoulsbo

    Keep in mind, the wiki is a community maintained page.

    Please use Launchpad for bug reports.

    Note: This thread is NOT for discussing the depreciated EMGD driver. If you need support for the EMGD please contact Intel.

    A separate EMGD thread can be created as soon as the gma500 team provides stable packages and adequate documentation.
    Last edited by bodhi.zazen; May 23rd, 2012 at 01:40 PM.
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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I have made some progress with taking the linux 3.4 kernel from quantal quetzal repos to precise but not from mainline ppa... Now there is gma500_gfx in lsmod but it's not starting anyway
    I just want a newer version that might be better as I know that since 3.2 gma500_gfx saw a lot of changes

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I can not discern your problem from your post. I can not even tell what kernel you are running on which version of Ubuntu.

    You will have to be more specific and check your logs. If you are running a custom kernel or the mainline kernel you are going to have minimal support (3.4 is still in development).

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/MainlineBuilds

    The mainline kernels builds are produced for debugging purposes and therefore come with no support. Use them at your own risk.
    12.10 is in very early development, you should be using the ubuntu +1 forums for that and, if you are using things in development, file bug reports.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=416

    I've had no problems with a higher kernel in Fedora 17 (due out next week).

    Personally I compile my own kernel from source.

    http://bodhizazen.net/Tutorials/kernel

    Or use the libre kernel

    http://jxself.org/linux-libre/
    Last edited by bodhi.zazen; May 21st, 2012 at 06:58 PM.
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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, daily build.

    It booted fine with no modifications to the default boot parameters.

    See terminal / screenshot

    So I was unable to replicate your problem.
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    Question Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Hello,

    I wondered if it where possible to use an icc profile with gma500_gfx : I didn't succeed to do so, neither with dispwin nor with system settings panel in Ubuntu.

    As I was advised, I'm going to fill a bug report ; but if someone knows a solution, it'll be welcome !

    Many Thanks.

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Just installed 3.3.5 kernel to 12.04 (via deb files). After booting to new kernel:
    - boot up fine without splash;
    - screen resolution is 1024x768, which is wrong and makes me think that driver is not enabled;
    - backlight adjusting doesn't work (at least without adding options to grub);
    - no OSD for functional keys (Fn+key).

    Question - if I'll install 3.3.4 will it give better result?

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    Improving performance on Acer A0751h

    I also have an Acer A0751h and the boot options bodhi.zazen suggested worked great. However, I have some questions regarding performance.

    I can't watch videos online because sometimes the video and sound get out of sync, the video freezes, and things like that.
    Are you able to watch videos? If so, what other configurations changes have you made?

    Have you tried programming on this computer?

    I'm just trying to get the best performance possible because even Gmail takes a little to long to load...

    Thanks
    Last edited by mozphere; May 31st, 2012 at 02:26 AM.

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    Re: Improving performance on Acer A0751h

    Quote Originally Posted by mozphere View Post
    I also have an Acer A0751h and the boot options bodhi.zazen suggested worked great. However, I have some questions regarding performance.

    I can't watch videos online because sometimes the video and sound get out of sync, the video freezes, and things like that.
    Are you able to watch videos? If so, what other configurations changes have you made?

    Have you tried programming on this computer?

    I'm just trying to get the best performance possible because even Gmail takes a little to long to load...

    Thanks
    Watching online video (in browser) doesn't work very well in 12.04. In fact, anything related to multimedia or to rendering heavy web content would greatly benefit from hardware acceleration, which the combination of gma500 and psb_gfx lacks completely.
    Programming shouldn't pose a performance problem, unless you'll be compiling something the size of the Linux kernel. It's mostly just plain text, and if you are happy with the screen real estate, by all means, try it.

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    Re: GMA500 (Poulsbo) gma500_gfx

    Hallo,

    can the GMA500_gfx module control multi displays with different resolutions?

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    Re: Improving performance on Acer A0751h

    mozphere,mikewhatever,
    Videos from Youtube are working on 360p and more with flashvideoreplacer and mplayer
    with flash it's crap
    and without mplayer it's buggy
    should I explain this easy modifications?

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